John Kerry on Paris: At least with the Charlie Hebdo attack, there was a legitimacy, I mean rationale, to it

posted at 10:01 pm on November 17, 2015 by Allahpundit

In lieu of a “Quotes of the Day,” something even zestier.

What happened here, guys? What was the final destination for this train of thought?

“In the last days, obviously, that has been particularly put to the test. There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration.”

Kerry continued, “It was to assault all sense of nationhood and nation-state and rule of law and decency, dignity, and just put fear into the community and say, ‘Here we are.’ And for what? What’s the platform? What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are? They kill people because of who they are and they kill people because of what they believe. And it’s indiscriminate. They kill Shia. They kill Yezidis. They kill Christians. They kill Druze. They kill Ismaili. They kill anybody who isn’t them and doesn’t pledge to be that. And they carry with them the greatest public display of misogyny that I’ve ever seen, not to mention a false claim regarding Islam. It has nothing to do with Islam; it has everything to do with criminality, with terror, with abuse, with psychopathism — I mean, you name it.”

The word “legitimacy” hangs in the air like a rancid fart. Kerry smelled it instantly too and scrambled to rephrase, which is nice but doesn’t explain how he arrived at “legitimacy” when grasping for the right term to capture his thought. I guess we’ll have to wonder.

This guy, in case you need reminding, is the chief diplomat of the United States. Carefully choosing his words on matters of the utmost international sensitivity is sort of his core job description.

Nothing good can come from drawing a distinction between Charlie Hebdo’s editors and the kids killed at the Bataclan. What Kerry’s getting at, I assume, is the idea that the former were killed for a particular reason whereas the latter were killed randomly, and random killings are supposedly more frightening because they drive home the fact that you too could be targeted. Except that’s not true. Random killings aren’t more frightening; the idea that it’s now quite plausible you’ll be murdered in a western country by fanatics for refusing to observe their cultural norm against blasphemy is frightening. Instead of expressing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo for daring to defy that norm, Kerry’s suggesting that until this weekend the French could take comfort in the idea that as long as they didn’t insult Mohammed, they wouldn’t end up on anyone’s kill list. If you strain, you can analogize his view of the distinction between Hebdo and Friday’s victims to the distinction between soldiers and civilians. Satire of Islam is to the cartoonist what combat is to the soldier; we mourn the deaths of both but we accept that their professions are violent, deadly business. By distinguishing Charlie Hebdo from the other victims, Kerry’s further mainstreaming the sense that people who provoke Islam have knowingly assumed a certain inevitable risk that other civilians haven’t. That’s where his little “legitimacy” fart came from, I think: It’s not that Hebdo’s editors are legitimate targets, exactly, as that they’re not quite as illegitimate as the guy minding his own business at the Eagles of Death Metal concert.

Even worse, it’s also not true that there was no particular grievance behind Friday’s attack:

Why he can see the grievance clearly in the case of Charlie Hebdo but not in the case of Friday’s attack, even though jihadis at the Bataclan were yelling about Syria and Hollande, is curious. Look again at how he describes the latter: “It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for.” As opposed to … the Hebdo attack, which was about nothing more than avenging Mohammed? Maybe the worst part is that little note of surprise in Kerry’s words when he marvels that Friday’s attack was “absolutely indiscriminate.” (“That’s not an exaggeration.”) So was the attack on the World Trade Center. This is what they do, and what they’ve been doing in places like Madrid and London and Mumbai for years now. If anything, it’s Hebdo that was the outlier, not jihadis blowing up random soft targets. Why is the fact that the attack was indiscriminate noteworthy 15 years into the war on terror? And why suggest that the Charlie Hebdo attack was somehow less, rather than more, problematic? What is wrong with this person?


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2 terrorist dead now–one blew up, one shot by French police sniper. Not sure who’s left.

Doc Holliday on November 18, 2015 at 2:24 AM

Back to the future.

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 2:26 AM

Telegraph saying 3 suspects dead…

Doc Holliday on November 18, 2015 at 2:26 AM

From the BBC

Three suspects have reportedly been killed, including a woman who blew herself up with a suicide belt. Seven explosions and gunfire were heard.

Five people were believed to have been in the targeted third floor flat in Rue de La Republique, French radio RTL reported.

Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, had been thought to have organised Friday’s attacks from Syria, but is now believed to have been one of the five in the St Denis apartment.

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 2:30 AM

nuclearoptional on November 18, 2015 at 2:24 AM

Sweet! You got a REJECTION LETTER from Asimov! So jealous you are a good enough writer to get on his radar to reject! Pretty F’n awesome! :)

And you actually read Moby Dick? No one actually reads it .. even my lit professors in college didn’t as they thought it was over-rated. I personally don’t listen to critics but still couldn’t make it past Chapter 2. But still in bookcase … someday I swear to God will finish it! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

Thanks Doc for the updates of coming soon to a town near you with our crazydicke president’s precedent.

nuclearoptional on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

Aslan’s Girl Retweeted:
Janie Johnson [email protected] 8h8 hours ago
Vladimir Putin:“If immigrants prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law.”

anotherJoe on November 18, 2015 at 2:32 AM

And you actually read Moby Dick? No one actually reads it .. even my lit professors in college didn’t as they thought it was over-rated. I personally don’t listen to critics but still couldn’t make it past Chapter 2. But still in bookcase … someday I swear to God will finish it! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

It’s a masterpiece.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:35 AM

anotherJoe on November 18, 2015 at 2:32 AM

Love him or hate him, ya gotta love Putin’s cajones! And honesty! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:36 AM

Thanks Doc for the updates of coming soon to a town near you with our crazydicke president’s precedent.

nuclearoptional on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

Hope your wrong.
Afraid you’re right.
I carry an extra magazine of ammunition along with my pistol in all public places–even those that say “No Guns Allowed”–after all, that’s why they call it CONCEALED carry. I hope a lot of other Americans are doing the same. I have, therefor, a total of 34 chances to remove a terrorist bent on killing.
Unfortunately, many attractive to terrorists soft targets are in the parts of our country determined to disarm the law abiding and empower the criminal minds–but Alabama is NOT one of those places. Yet another reason I’m glad to live here.

Doc Holliday on November 18, 2015 at 2:38 AM

Love him or hate him, ya gotta love Putin’s cajones! And honesty! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:36 AM

“Honesty” might be a bit of a strettch.

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 2:39 AM

And you actually read Moby Dick? No one actually reads it .. even my lit professors in college didn’t as they thought it was over-rated. I personally don’t listen to critics but still couldn’t make it past Chapter 2. But still in bookcase … someday I swear to God will finish it! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

It’s a masterpiece.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:35 AM

Call me Ishmael

Ron Howard is directing an epic In the Heart of the Sea about the 1820 incident that inspired the book.

nuclearoptional on November 18, 2015 at 2:42 AM

Love him or hate him, ya gotta love Putin’s cajones! And honesty! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:36 AM

“Honesty” might be a bit of a strettch.

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 2:39 AM

“We advise them”? heh. That’s Putin speak for come here, act up, and die you terrorist trash.

Doc Holliday on November 18, 2015 at 2:42 AM

“Honesty” might be a bit of a strettch.

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 2:39 AM

Probably correct – but he is the most honest regarding the threat of ISIS and the ME in general.

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:42 AM

All right, all, while it is fun (as always), it is time for this chica to hit the sheets for a few hours of shut-eye.

Hope everyone has a blessed evening and even better Wednesday! :)

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:43 AM

It’s a masterpiece.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:35 AM

Correct… and oddly enough, it’s not really even about whale hunting…

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 2:43 AM

Want to see if they got the head terrorist–can’t stay up…good night Hot Air!

Doc Holliday on November 18, 2015 at 2:44 AM

Good night and Happy Trails. I am going to finish my HA twitter list.

A Rabbi dies and goes up to the gates of heaven. Before he’s let in, the angel in charge has to consult with God for a long period of time if he deserves a place in heaven. As the Rabbi is waiting, an Israeli bus driver approaches the gates of heaven. Without a second thought, the angel who was consulting with God let the bus driver through. The Rabbi points at the bus driver and yells, “Hey! How come he gets in so quickly? He’s a simple bus driver, while I’m a Rabbi!” The angel explains, “Dear Rabbi, you don’t understand. When you would be giving your sermon during the prayer services, your whole congregation would fall asleep. When this bus driver drove towards Tel Aviv, all his passengers would be at the edge of their seats praying to God!”

nuclearoptional on November 18, 2015 at 2:52 AM

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:36 AM

Yeah, and btw, I remember that I would have read Moby Dick (etc) if I had time, but instead I had to read the old Cliff Notes and some analysis and then pretend I read it. They really should have given us more time.

anotherJoe on November 18, 2015 at 2:52 AM

Correct… and oddly enough, it’s not really even about whale hunting…

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 2:43 AM

Technically, it’s a miscreant. It’s a short story turned tome, and condensing it, the finished novel, I imagine would be easier than condensing any other — you could drop page after contiguous page with the story remaining unbroken. But by the time he’s finished, your skin is burnt and dried, your hair tastes like salt, your hands are slick with fat, you’re scarred, welted, muscular, tired, and you have a splinter to pick out while the ship rocks underneath you.

Melville taught me to treat the rules as suggestions . . .

Also, along with Shakespeare, the power of “pointless exposition.”

Anyway, I’ve never read anything that should sit next to it.

^ My take on Moby Dick.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:55 AM

I haven’t finished The Spongeman Chronicles and can’t offer an opinion on that.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 3:00 AM

^ My take on Moby Dick.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:55 AM

Of course it is… LOL

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 3:02 AM

You forgot the *sip*

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 3:03 AM

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:03 AM

Robert A. Heinlein?

novaculus on November 18, 2015 at 3:03 AM

The irony here is that Russia may actually take on the mantle of THE GOOD GUYS here… a tremendous PR coup… while Barry pulls his dick and criticizes Republicans…

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 2:20 AM

It takes an a$$hole of the magnitude of Barack Hussein Obama to make Putin not only look good, but to look like a GD hero.

novaculus on November 18, 2015 at 3:06 AM

You forgot the *sip*

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 3:03 AM

I wasn’t sipping. :) I didn’t even notice . . .

I took the day off to relax. I’ve got that foggy, sleepy, I didn’t realize I was this tired, and I’m on vacation thing going on.

My glass is actually empty.

— I go fill it.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 3:12 AM

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

For me, the most difficult book to read completely was Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence. In places his prose was almost impenetrable. I think it was sorth the effort, though. I gained a lot of insight into the ME for the effort.

novaculus on November 18, 2015 at 3:13 AM

OK, PnC is moderately buzzed, laughing his ass off, and needs to go to bed… the Warden has something for me to do tomorrow.

Nite, all… love you guys… especially Jackie, Nuke, Schad, Axe, and the puppy…

But not Tlalac… fug that guy…

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 3:14 AM

P.F. Sloane – Jennifer Warnes

RIP P.F. Sloan

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 3:22 AM

<– Will be on the other tab catching up on The Wild Wild West so I can understand SpongPuppy’s musical similes. Already up to episode . . . 2.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 3:37 AM

All That Time Allows – PF Sloan

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 3:54 AM

smokeyblonde on November 18, 2015 at 2:31 AM

Of course Axe read MobyDick.

He is no lightweight piker.

Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft. On one side hung a very large oil painting so thoroughly besmoked, and every way defaced, that in the unequal crosslights by which you viewed it, it was only by diligent study and a series of systematic visits to it, and careful inquiry of the neighbors, that you could any way arrive at an understanding of its purpose. Such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched. But by dint of much and earnest contemplation, and oft repeated ponderings, and especially by throwing open the little window towards the back of the entry, you at last come to the conclusion that such an idea, however wild, might not be altogether unwarranted.

I love this whole chapter. The boldface is mind blowing

SpongePuppy on November 18, 2015 at 4:19 AM

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:55 AM

I agree.

SpongePuppy on November 18, 2015 at 4:26 AM

Lurch let his cat out of the bag, tells how he actually thinks before he can stop himself. Lolz.

The irony here is that Russia may actually take on the mantle of THE GOOD GUYS here… a tremendous PR coup… while Barry pulls his dick and criticizes Republicans…

PointnClick on November 18, 2015 at 2:20 AM

Obama has ceded Putin most of the Middle East and made him the most powerful man in the world.

petefrt on November 18, 2015 at 4:35 AM

Morning y’all

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 4:41 AM

Yepper pete

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 4:42 AM

On par, WH refuses to tell governors where the siryan refugees will be placed

Meaning they’ll be placed in red states only

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 4:54 AM

SpongePuppy on November 18, 2015 at 4:26 AM

I didn’t know you were that positive about it.

— I agree with you about the artistry of the bold. I also can see why that part in particular would be significant and come to mind. :)

PS. Have just located Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless. Stop. Episode three. Stop. Optimistic about finding meaning of mystery phrase, “Miguelito Loveless would play that for James West as a forebodement.” Stop. Only a matter of days now. Stop. Tell Sophie I love her, think of her laughter and perfect bosoms often, and hope to see and hear her again soon. Stop. End.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 5:04 AM

Msdnc touting dear leaders scolding of gop rhetoric

Good lapdogs

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 5:05 AM

Good morning everybody.

Racistanyway on November 18, 2015 at 5:07 AM

Don’t see nothin’ groundbreaking here.

Nothing can top putting a Youtuber in jail for provoking an unrelated terrorist attack. That was North Korea material without a shred of exaggeration.

This administration couldn’t be worse if all of it’s members were card holding Al-Qaeda members.

Masih ad-Dajjal on November 18, 2015 at 5:46 AM

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-savages-gop-from-the-philippines/article/2576616#

He’s been busy making nasty cracks alluding to Cruz and Christie. He’s such a petulant, spoiled and nasty child. Stronger words for Americans than for those who would destroy us.

INC on November 18, 2015 at 5:58 AM

What is wrong with this person?

It is who he has always been, from the moment he accused American soldiers in Congress during the Vietnam War.

FiveG on November 18, 2015 at 6:16 AM

obama mouthpiece welcoming the russians and the french in the fight against ISIS. the big eared coward has been shirking a fight and now want to look tough.

renalin on November 18, 2015 at 6:18 AM

Headline:OBAMA BRINGS HIS A-GAME TO THE WAR ON ISLAMIC TERROR

Photo 1-Michelle holding the #Bringbackourgirls sign.

Photo 2-An American building lit up red, white and blue in solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks.

Photo 3-Obama with his coffee cup checking his watch and looking peevish
Photo 4-while the rest of the world leaders hold a minute of silence in memory of the Paris victims.

Story:In response to the Paris Islamic terror attacks, Obama takes it up a notch by feverishly planning a ferocious drum circle in the Rose Garden to support Gun Control and oppose Workplace Violence. He will also give a national speech tour attacking anyone who opposes the admission of ISIS male refugees/terrorists of military age into the US.

Who’s the JV again?

talkingpoints on November 18, 2015 at 6:19 AM

Nothing can top putting a Youtuber in jail for provoking an unrelated terrorist attack. That was North Korea material without a shred of exaggeration.

This administration couldn’t be worse if all of it’s members were card holding Al-Qaeda members.

Masih ad-Dajjal on November 18, 2015 at 5:46 AM

And Hillary was all over it. Yet another demonstration that she is unfit for office.

talkingpoints on November 18, 2015 at 6:21 AM

Good Morning, y’all!

The Resistance of the States grows.

My take: https://kingsjester.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/obama-refuses-to-tell-governors-where-he-is-placing-syrian-refugees-does-he-even-have-that-authority/

Obama Refuses to Tell Governors Where He is Placing Syrian “Refugees”. Does He Even Have That Authority?

kingsjester on November 18, 2015 at 6:34 AM

GWBush got it. Let the waterboarding begin.
Doubtful the French are in the mood for terrorist coddling.

Lee Jan on November 18, 2015 at 6:36 AM

One of the Paris suicide attackers may have had an accomplice with him as he traveled through the Balkans to western Europe after entering Greece posing as a Syrian refugee, counter-intelligence and police sources say.

The assailant may also have reached Paris faster and more easily than expected because asylum seekers were rushed across some national borders at the height of the migration crisis in Europe this year to avoid bottlenecks after Hungary closed its borders, ironically to keep out suspected militants.

kcewa on November 18, 2015 at 6:42 AM

Indeed Inc

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 6:49 AM

Pontificating asses have to be pontificating asses.

Imagine if France had said this to US after 9/11.

With “friends” like these, France doesn’t need enemies.

Did Kerry bring James Taylor along this time? Kerry never took Charlie Hebdo seriously, the Taylor sing-along is proof.

As Ace said, this man came dangerously close to being president once. Oh my.

Oh, also, remember when we used to Frenchify Kerry’s name because we thought he was a Euro/French prog? I thought he loved France… guess not. He punched them in the stomach with this.

Aslans Girl on November 18, 2015 at 6:50 AM

That is a doozy of a misstatement.
But indeed he misspoke.
Just sort of pathetic where and what the right focuses the energies after something like this.
This attack on him is as shallow as it is petty.
No surprise, sorry to say.

I’m hoping somebody in congress has a few free minutes to propose re-naming the fries in the cafeteria there ‘Freedom Fries’, in solidarity with Paris.
And just to remind everyone of the shallow pettiness that got them named that last time.

verbaluce on November 18, 2015 at 6:51 AM

Look at our vetting peocess…it’s awesome
-mika

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 6:52 AM

No one ever said Mika was hired for her brains, cms.

Racistanyway on November 18, 2015 at 7:06 AM

Kerry’s statement is emblematic of the fact that this Administration can’t get its priorities straight. So criticizing the Secretary of State’s fumbling is not petty at all.

grumpyank on November 18, 2015 at 7:06 AM

True RA

cmsinaz on November 18, 2015 at 7:13 AM

Nothing good can come from drawing a distinction between Charlie Hebdo’s editors and the kids killed at the Bataclan. What Kerry’s getting at, I assume, is the idea that the former were killed for a particular reason whereas the latter were killed randomly, and random killings are supposedly more frightening because they drive home the fact that you too could be targeted. Except that’s not true. Random killings aren’t more frightening; the idea that it’s now quite plausible you’ll be murdered in a western country by fanatics for refusing to observe their cultural norm against blasphemy is frightening

Except that it is true.

Kerry has a point. In Charlie Hebdo’s case, the cartoonists were deliberately going out of their way to insult Islam. Islam is based in an honor culture, so if you insult their honor you can expect that they’ll come kill you. Consequently, with Charlie Hebdo people can map out an association between the instigating act, the responsibility of said instigators, and the retaliation’s targeting. We even observe this in our own courts when they talk about the use of “fighting words.”

With the Paris attacks, there is no such direct line of reasoning, and hence it can’t be anticipated or avoided. Because they bear no moral culpability for being denigrating or spiteful for its own sake, slaughtering them rightly strikes people as far more unjust.

In the Charlie Hebdo case, yes, there was a reason for the Islamists to be angry, and hence there was some justification to their action, regardless of the fact that their response was completely disproportionate. In this case, there was none. That’s what makes it more frightening.

Stoic Patriot on November 18, 2015 at 7:18 AM

While the savages might have had a reason for being angry, there was NO justification for their action. Mocking someone’s religion might justify their mocking of your religion in return, or perhaps calling you a mean name. There’s no justification for murder.

Racistanyway on November 18, 2015 at 7:25 AM

It was simply a Freudian slip on Kerry’s part…

MsYoung on November 18, 2015 at 7:35 AM

With the Paris attacks, there is no such direct line of reasoning, and hence it can’t be anticipated or avoided. Because they bear no moral culpability for being denigrating or spiteful for its own sake, slaughtering them rightly strikes people as far more unjust.

In the Charlie Hebdo case, yes, there was a reason for the Islamists to be angry, and hence there was some justification to their action, regardless of the fact that their response was completely disproportionate. In this case, there was none. That’s what makes it more frightening.

Stoic Patriot on November 18, 2015 at 7:18 AM

To many Islamists, French music and sports culture is equally offensive. OBL thought WTC was offensive so he went on to bomb it. There are viable reasons for Islamists to be angry about the western culture in it’s entirety.

Point is, bombing things we find offensive isn’t something remotely legitimate or rational. Doesn’t really matter if the offensiveness is intentional or not. Kerry failed that simple, human, test.

Masih ad-Dajjal on November 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Just sort of pathetic where and what the right focuses the energies on after something like this.

I’m hoping somebody in congress has a few free minutes to propose re-naming the fries in the cafeteria there ‘Freedom Fries’, in solidarity with Paris.

verbaluce on November 18, 2015 at 6:51 AM

*ahem*

Cleombrotus on November 18, 2015 at 8:02 AM

“Hey you pissants! Stop making my international dinner soirees awkward”

WryTrvllr on November 18, 2015 at 8:13 AM

Well if something they drew justified muslim rampage, someones they killed works for us.

WryTrvllr on November 18, 2015 at 8:14 AM

That is a doozy of a misstatement.
But indeed he misspoke.

verbaluce on November 18, 2015 at 6:51 AM

No he didn’t. He let slip his own anti-liberty beliefs. And it’s not surprising.

NotCoach on November 18, 2015 at 8:33 AM

No he didn’t. He let slip his own anti-liberty beliefs. And it’s not surprising.

NotCoach on November 18, 2015 at 8:33 AM

Exactly…his only “mispeak” is that he actually stated what he and the liberals believe.

One thing they can’t do, tell you what they really believe.

It’s like a Christian cult that uses the same words as Christians, but have different definitions for those words.

When they say “clean environment” they mean stick it to industry…create laws to impeded business.

When they say “assist the poor” they mean tax the middle class…

And when Kerry says “rationale” he means they were legitimate…

right2bright on November 18, 2015 at 8:52 AM

It’s so inconvenient for the left when terrorists don’t cooperate with their narrative.

evergreen on November 18, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Kerry is a living refutation of the Peter Principle. He’s been incompetent at every job he’s held since College. And yet, somehow, he continues to be promoted.

Zumkopf on November 18, 2015 at 9:38 AM

One can hardly believe this man was within 5 percentage points swing of the Presidency.

At least, one hardly could until Obama.

BKennedy on November 18, 2015 at 9:43 AM

What is wrong with this person?

Kerry blames Western Civilization for Jihadist attacking people. It is as simple as that. The left’s ideology is to blame the West and Christianity first for all things. If you want further proof look how angry Obama got when talking about Republicans wanting to allow Christian minorities from Syria in who are being butchered by Muslims, instead of letting in the Syrian Muslims.

This is the same Syrian Arab Muslims who either are taking part in the purge of Christians, or not doing anything to stop it. The fact only a few Syrian Christians (50 to 60) have been let in by this administration, while Syrian Muslims are given green light (in the thousands). Also note how little Obama talks about Christians being killed by Muslims all around the world…but cannot jump fast enough to excuse the Jihadist doing the killings.

This is why Republicans must not back down on this. Appeasing Obama and the left is almost as bad as appeasing the Jihadists. The results will be the same in the end.

William Eaton on November 18, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Loerch???

Herb on November 18, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Shorter Kerry, “We surrender!”

cornbred on November 18, 2015 at 10:44 AM

John Kerry only spoke how he felt: like the traitor and Islamic apologist that he is.

mazer9 on November 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Stoic Patriot on November 18, 2015 at 7:18 AM

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Get real; islam is not an honor culture – it’s a thug culture.

ExpressoBold on November 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Kerry is a living refutation of the Peter Principle. He’s been incompetent at every job he’s held since College. And yet, somehow, he continues to be promoted.

Zumkopf on November 18, 2015 at 9:38 AM

Reminds me of that movie “Being There”.

mazer9 on November 18, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Un freaking believable. Kerry should just shut up and go take a nap.

jake49 on November 18, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Idiots….we’re dealing with idiots.

DWoDiego on November 18, 2015 at 12:13 PM

I thought Kerry ( Mr. Heinz) could not top his incredibly stupid words, actions, and lies of his past. I was wrong.

gentlewaves on November 18, 2015 at 12:42 PM

It is truly a shame that people like Kerry, Obama and the governor of Delaware are never the ones killed by these terrorists.

earlgrey on November 18, 2015 at 12:50 PM

It’s a masterpiece.

Axe on November 18, 2015 at 2:35 AM

That’s what they say.

Solaratov on November 18, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Isn’t it about time John goes home to Teresa and his yacht?

Amazingoly on November 18, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Hey lurch, less is more.

StevC on November 18, 2015 at 1:25 PM

It was worth another 4 years of Bush as president. So that this fool did not become president.

gwhh on November 18, 2015 at 2:17 PM

The 59 Million Americans (48%) who voted for John Kerry to be President in 2004 should be VERY EMBARRASSED!

These idiots need to learn how to vote more carefully in the future!

wren on November 18, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Honest to Pete, why does every photo of Kerry look as if he is wearing a rubber mask and a wig?

onlineanalyst on November 18, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Nothing highlights the academic disconnect from humanity more and cements the “above the fray” attitude and clinical hubris that this administration has taken towards the world more clearly than Kerry and his accidental slip. For me this merely confirms and highlights the behind closed doors attitudes that are currently held. Clearly he does in fact MEAN and see the legitimacy, and it has been discussed that way, but we common folks were not meant to hear the tone and content of the intellectual conversations of our betters………or he is just a horses a**

Koa on November 18, 2015 at 5:43 PM

What happened here, guys? What was the final destination for this train of thought?

Don’t know…don’t wanna know.

Kerry is a class-A diptwit.

JetBoy on November 18, 2015 at 5:59 PM

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